Ronald G. BrickeyDecember 28,2012
Ronald G. Brickey
NORTHFIELD FALLS ó Ronald G. Brickey, 84, died Dec. 25, 2012, at Berlin Health and Rehab in Berlin.
He was born June 2, 1928, in Stowe, the son of Guy and Nancy (Fielder) Brickey.
He attended Waterbury High School.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force on Sept. 6, 1946, serving at Yokato Air Force Base in Japan. He was honorably discharged Sept. 6, 1949, at the rank of staff sergeant.
He married Doris Muzzy in Montpelier on Oct. 10, 1953.
He worked as a dairy farmer prior to his military service, then virtually his entire career for Wymanís as a welder and mechanic, and briefly for Sidís, both in Berlin.
He was a member of the American Legion in Northfield, VFW posts in Northfield and Montpelier, and the Northfield Senior Center.
He enjoyed holidays, celebrations and parties. He was also an automobile race fan, having raced as a young man at the Northfield Fairgrounds Race Track.
Survivors include his wife, Doris of Northfield Falls; six children, Jay Brickey, Barry Brickey, Linda Emmons and Karen Canas, all of Northfield Falls, Pam Peterson of Jacksville, and Ann Thurber of Rouses Point, N.Y.; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; three siblings, Marion Witham of Winooski, and Jack Brickey and Edward Brickey, both of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Jan Brickey; and four siblings, Ramona Witham, Dorothy Cummingham, Ruth Pitts and Raymond Brickey.
A memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the United Church in Northfield.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Humane Society, P.O. Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601-0687. Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield is handling arrangements.
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